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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8 Apps
Continuing my digging for hidden prefs in iTunes 8 (other hints), I discovered another one this morning. One of the "vanished" prefs in iTunes 8 is the ability to automatically play a CD while importing. You can always click the play button, of course, but if you'd like that to happen automatically again, here's how.

Quit iTunes, open Terminal, type the following, then press Return:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes play-songs-while-importing -bool TRUE
Launch iTunes, and next time you import a CD, it should auto-play. In my testing, it started playing about the same time it finished ripping the first song. To disable this again, repeat the above command, but replace TRUE with FALSE.
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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8
Authored by: asmeurer on Sep 11, '08 03:46:59PM

I'm glad this is gone. It always annoyed me when I was importing a CD on another computer. They probably could have made it an option, though, instead of eliminating the preference completely.



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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8
Authored by: jjardoino on Sep 12, '08 12:17:19AM

But, in previous versions, there WAS an option to activate, or not, this feature. :-)

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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 06, '08 03:58:30PM

If I remember correctly (and I may not), you could only auto import and play, not just auto import but not play.



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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Sep 12, '08 01:36:03AM

I was hoping this might enable another missing feature -- the way iTunes used to auto-play a track that was imported via double-clicking the audio file -- but it doesn't. I add a lot of tracks to iTunes by double-clicking, and I <i>need</i> them to play, when I do so. Now I have to sit and wait for the import, then hit play.

I understand -- and welcome -- the process of refining apps, but I hate the apparent assumption that no one used or preferred the previous behavior.

If you guys can find that preference somewhere, please share....



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Enable automatic play during import in iTunes 8
Authored by: jarome on Oct 17, '08 01:42:36PM

It only works on the first track for me



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